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Joseph Phelps Napa Valley Insignia Red 2013

Joseph Phelps Napa Valley Insignia Red 2013

Joseph Phelps Napa Valley Insignia Red 2013

Vintage:

2013

Ratings:

100 Point by The Wine Advocate

Acclaim:

The 2013 Insignia is ripe, forward and explosive, with striking nuance and delineation throughout. Vivid and intense, but also showing admirable restraint, the 2013 is super-impressive. Twenty-four months in 100% new oak has really tamed what was once a powerful, almost over the top wine. Today, the 2013 is still closed and not fully formed, but it is shaping up to be a real gem.

Tasting Notes:

The flagship wine of the estate in reds is their Insignia, which has been one of the great Bordeaux blends made in California since the debut vintage in 1974. It usually has 30+ years aging potential, even in lighter vintages, of which the 2012, 2013 and 2014 are decidedly not. The 2013 Proprietary Red Insignia was scheduled for bottling after my visit. A blend of 88% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest smaller proportions of Petit Verdot, Merlot, Malbec and Cabernet Franc, this is a smaller cuvee of about 12,300 cases. This could turn out even better than the 2012, although the final judgment will have to take place from bottle. An amazing, inky purple color offers up notes of pen ink, white flowers, blueberry and blackberry liqueur. Nicely coiled, its tense, but rich and extracted palate is full-bodied with layers of concentrated fruit, well-integrated wood, acidity and tannin, and a finish of a good 40-45 seconds.

Blend:

88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Petit Verdot, 3% Merlot, 3% Malbec and 1% Cabernet Franc

Cellaring:

This wine should hit its prime in 5-6 years and last 30-40 years.

Additional Image: Joseph Phelps Napa Valley Insignia Red 2013 Private Cellar Gift Set


Additional Image: Joseph Phelps Napa Valley Insignia Red 2013 Private Cellar Gift Set

Additional Image: Joseph Phelps Napa Valley Insignia Red 2013 Private Cellar Gift Set


Additional Image: Joseph Phelps Napa Valley Insignia Red 2013 Private Cellar Gift Set

Joseph Phelps Napa Valley Insignia Red 2013 Private Cellar Gift Set

Our superior wine gift presentation is guaranteed to impress. A bottle of Joseph Phelps Napa Valley Insignia Red 2013 is delivered in a striking Napa "wine box" presentation with a pair of Riedel Vinum XL glasses. This custom made wooden gift box is a joy in itself with its dual sliding lids and accompanying gift items. A grand impression is made from the moment the recipient opens the first lid to discover your personal gift card affixed with a wax seal.

Any discerning wine drinker will also recognize the quality of two Vinum XL Riedel glasses and appreciate the unique dachshund-shaped pewter cork toy. Delectable confections from Sanders Fine Chocolatiers and a classic, handmade wine opener round out this superlative gift, leaving a lasting memory of your thoughtfulness.

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Joseph Phelps Napa Valley Insignia Red

Joseph Phelps Napa Valley Insignia Red 2013

Vintage:

2013

Ratings:

100 Point by The Wine Advocate

Acclaim:

The 2013 Insignia is ripe, forward and explosive, with striking nuance and delineation throughout. Vivid and intense, but also showing admirable restraint, the 2013 is super-impressive. Twenty-four months in 100% new oak has really tamed what was once a powerful, almost over the top wine. Today, the 2013 is still closed and not fully formed, but it is shaping up to be a real gem.

Tasting Notes:

The flagship wine of the estate in reds is their Insignia, which has been one of the great Bordeaux blends made in California since the debut vintage in 1974. It usually has 30+ years aging potential, even in lighter vintages, of which the 2012, 2013 and 2014 are decidedly not. The 2013 Proprietary Red Insignia was scheduled for bottling after my visit. A blend of 88% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest smaller proportions of Petit Verdot, Merlot, Malbec and Cabernet Franc, this is a smaller cuvee of about 12,300 cases. This could turn out even better than the 2012, although the final judgment will have to take place from bottle. An amazing, inky purple color offers up notes of pen ink, white flowers, blueberry and blackberry liqueur. Nicely coiled, its tense, but rich and extracted palate is full-bodied with layers of concentrated fruit, well-integrated wood, acidity and tannin, and a finish of a good 40-45 seconds.

Blend:

88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Petit Verdot, 3% Merlot, 3% Malbec and 1% Cabernet Franc

Cellaring:

This wine should hit its prime in 5-6 years and last 30-40 years.

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